Moroccan restaurants are not rare in Grenoble. In fact, while looking for ethnic restaurants to take our birthday girl, many popped up. We chose to eat at Restaurant le Marrakech, a small, vividly-decorated restaurant in between the two tram stops Chavant and Mournier on line A.
The decorations added so much to the dim atmosphere, creating this muted intimacy throughout the restaurant. It also looks like the prime demographic of customers at this restaurant is old people. After getting the food, this made sense because it was basically stew. Delicious, warm, happy-feeling stew with a side of meat of whatever you wanted.
The normal just-veggie stew with very fine couscous.
Some sort of kebab.
Even though this restaurant is a little pricier as poor students (entrees in the 12-15€ range, plat du jour on weekdays for 9-12€), it was well worth the cost for celebrating our friend’s birthday and for a foray into my first Moroccan meal.
The only downside I experienced was that I was only able to finish half of my tagine, and since it’s not normal for people to doggy-bag food in France, I mourned the lost of my new discovery.